The (Un)Forced Smile

June 24

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Is it ironic that I have this love and weird affection for smiley faces? Probably. But I’m getting too old to really care. I actually like to smile. Not many people know that about me, but… between you and me, that’s the truth.

Smiles feel good. So why don’t we smile more often? True, there’s nothing more painful then a forced smile but sometimes I think we would be better served to do just that: make ourselves smile. Before long, it’s no longer forced.

Smile and smile often. If we wait for a reason to smile, we may forget how to even do it in the first place! It’s not meant to be as easy as we are led to believe – healthy things seldom are. But do yourself (and those around) a favor today… smile. Even if you find yourself in difficult circumstances, try to grin and bare it. The smile you give might just be the beginning of a glorious chain reaction God’s searching for to bless someone He brings along your path today! God is pleased when He sees me smiling in the midst of trouble. I think it’s just another small way for me to Glorify my God. I do believe that even my smile can bless God!

Peace to you 😉 Sean G.

Today’s Scripture: Haggai 1:7-9

7 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways.

8 Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, that I may take pleasure in it and that I may be glorified, says the LORD.

9 You looked for much, and behold, it came to little. And when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why? declares the LORD of hosts. Because of my house that lies in ruins, while each of you busies himself with his own house.


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